Community Covid-19 cases in S'pore drops from 58 in the week before to 23 in the past week

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Alfie Kwa | July 08, 2021, 10:35 PM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 16 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Thursday (Jul. 8).

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 62,668.

Three new locally-transmitted cases

There are three cases of locally-transmitted Covid-19 infection, two of whom are currently unlinked.

There are 13 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

Amongst them, 12 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while one developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

Decrease in community cases

The number of new cases in the community has decreased from 58 cases in the week before to 23 cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from eight cases in the week before to nine cases in the past week.

The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 2.0 and 1.3 respectively.

22 active clusters

There are currently 22 active clusters, ranging between three and 94 infections.

MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission.

As there have been no more cases linked to the Changi Prison Complex cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Progress of vaccination programme

As of July 7, MOH has administered a total of 6,009,699 doses of Covid-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme.

This covers 3,787,801 individuals.

2,221,898 individuals have received their second dose and completed the full vaccination regimen.

Condition of hospitalised cases

There are currently 84 cases warded in the hospital. Most are well and under observation.

In addition, there are 10 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and two in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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